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2019 VGMAs

2019 VGMAs: Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, others make nominees’ list

Nigerian musicians, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi, have been nominated for this year's Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs). The singers are up against their African contenders including Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) and Kenyan band, Sauti Sol for the highly coveted 'African Artist of the Year' award. In 2018,…

Etinosa Idemudia (Photo Credit: Ghafla!)

TRENDING: Actress Etinosa goes nude on MC Galaxy’s live video

Nigerian actress, Etinosa Idemudia, has become the topic of social media discussion after a video of her going fully naked on MC Galaxy's Instagram live feed filtered into the internet. The new video comes barely a week after MC Galaxy was accused of paying girls to go naked on his…

A child (in blue top) is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed school building in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP Photo

TRENDING: #LagosBuildingCollapse: Nigerians react

Widespread reactions have trailed Wednesday's collapse of a three-storey building housing pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School and tenants at Massey Street, Lagos Island. According to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), at least 40 pupils, including 10 dead bodies, had been pulled out of the rubble as at…

R Kelly

R. Kelly arrested for failure to pay child support

Shortly after his emotional interview with CBS' Gayle King Wednesday, multiple award-winning American singer and songwriter, R. Kelly, was rearrested, this time for failure to pay child support. The disgraced singer was escorted to jail after he told the judge he could not pay $161,000 in child support to his…

Timaya shares new project “Chulo Vibes”

Nigerian singer, Enitimi Alfred Odom, widely known as Timaya, has released a new project titled “Chulo Vibes”. The work which comes five years after his last album, Epiphany (released in 2014) is his seventh studio project. According to a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, “Chulo Vibes” EP is an…

OLAMIDE

Olamide drops first 2019 single “Woske”

YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known by his stage name, Olamide, has shared his first single in 2019 titled “Woske.” He made the announcement of the new track via his verified Twitter account with the caption “#woske! My new single (fire) audio available on every platform". The new single was…

TRENDING: Ben Bruce, Shehu Sani, other Nigerians react to El-Rufai’s statement on foreign interventions

Critical reactions have trailed Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s recent statement that Nigerian forces would kill foreign soldiers who dared to interfere in Nigeria’s electoral process. Mr El-Rufai made the statement on NTA’s Tuesday Live programme anchored by veteran broadcaster, Cyril Stober. Mr El-Rufai’s threat has also sparked off reactions…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

TRENDING: Buhari, Saraki, others react to Kaduna violence, curfew

President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other Nigerians have reacted to the recent violence in Kaduna State. The crisis which many suggest has a religious undertone spread to other parts of the state on Sunday leading to the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and its…

davido

Davido, Tiwa Savage, others make 2018 MTV EMAs Nominees list

Nigerian music exports, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido; and Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, better known as Tiwa Savage, have been nominated for this year’s MTV EMAs. The DMW boss and Mavin Records first lady are up against their African counterparts, including Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinkski (Kenya) and…

Ben Bruce speaking to newsmen during the National Assembly DSS shutdown

OsunDecides: Ben Bruce showers praises on Davido

A Nigerian senator, Ben-Murray Bruce, has showered praises on pop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, for the support shown to his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, during Saturday's election in the State. Mr Adeleke, a senator representing Osun West is vying to be Osun State governor on the platform of…

John McCain

Trump under fire for John McCain’s condolence

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has come under fire for a recent condolence tweet to the family of late Senator John McCain. The 81-year-old war veteran who was captured by the North Vietnamese passed on Saturday night after battling with brain cancer. He was diagnosed with the ailment during a medical procedure…

M.I Abaga releases new album

Nigerian rapper and Chocolate City boss, Jude Abaga popularly known as M.I Abaga, has officially released his highly anticipated fifth studio album titled “A Story On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl.” The album, released midnight on Friday is M.I’s second album in 2018; the first, “Rendezvous” was released in February. Prior…

Kizz Daniel and newly signed acts Demmie V, and record producer, Philkeyz. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Kizz Daniel]

Kizz Daniel signs two new artistes

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, widely known as Kizz Daniel, has signed two new artistes to his Fly Boy Inc imprint. The announcement of the new signing comes shortly after he shared the official artwork and tracklist for his highly anticipated sophomore album christened, “No Bad Songz.” Excited…

Blackface Naija

Blackface ‘sues Wizkid, Banky W’

Embattled Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, popularly known by his music moniker, BlackfaceNaija has sued Wizkid and Banky W for intellectual property theft. The singer made the allegation public on his Instagram page on Thursday. According to BlackfaceNaija, he had no personal grievances against Wizkid and Banky W. He…

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade out with another single ‘Oh My Gosh’

Nigerian songstress and Effyzzie Music Group act, Yemi Alade, has come through with the release of another single titled “Oh My Gosh.” The new single comes barely a month after she shared “Elele” produced by Egar Boi. “Oh My Gosh” was produced by Nigerian record producer, DJ Coublon, co-written by…

dbanj

D’banj dedicates new single to wife

Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his music moniker, D’banj, has dedicated a new song to his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow. This comes shortly after he revealed on Instagram that has been going through difficult times as a result of his son’s passing. “The past few weeks have…

Duncan-Mighty

ANALYSIS: Duncan Mighty’s return and the ‘irrelevant’ debate

The Nigerian music space does not have a platform that enables artists to retire or go on a hiatus and have an easy comeback. The moment you are gone, it is goodbye and onto the next one for music lovers. But, Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu, a Nigerian singer and music…

‘I might have just recorded the biggest feature of my career’ – Davido

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, known widely by his music moniker, Davido, has hinted that he might have just recorded the biggest feature of his career. The multiple-award winner made this known on Thursday via his Twitter handle. He also revealed that a release date has been set for his new single “NWA…

Wizkid

Afrimma 2018: Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, others make nominees’ list

Nigerian singers, Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage, and a host of others have earned themselves nominations at the 5th edition of Afrimma Awards and Music Festival. This year’s award, slated to hold on October 7 will take place at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. The highly competitive award…

Banky W and Adesua

Our life not your business, Banky W replies ‘stalkers’

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olubankole Wellington, has replied 'stalkers' who mocked him for driving an “old” Range Rover car. The critics made a video of Banky W outside a grocery store and mocked the singer and his wife Adesua, calling their car “dead beat, old and expired.” The video went…

Universal Music Group (UMG)

Universal Music Group expands operation in Nigeria

As part of its expansion plan within West Africa, Universal Music Group (UMG), a world leader in music-based entertainment, has launched a division in Nigeria. The announcement was contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday and comes a month after this paper reported Tekno’s deal with…

Ice Prince

Ice Prince drops new EP ‘Cold’

Nigerian rapper, Panshak Zamani, popularly known as Ice Prince, has released a new Extended Play (EP) titled “Cold.” The new project comes after the successful release of his 2015 EP “Trash Can” which was well received by fans and reviewed by critics alike. “Cold”, an 8-track EP, features Jethrofaded, Remy…

Tekno [photo: artist's Instagram]

Tekno hints at album release

Nigerian singer/record producer, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, has dropped a hint that he is planning to release an album soon. The hint comes after years of having a successful career in the Nigerian music space without an album. He dropped the announcement on his verified Instagram page July…

AMVCA Trophy used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Official AMVCA site]

2018 AMVCA: Falz, Rita Dominic, Adesua Etomi, others emerge nominees

Nominees for the 6th annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) have been announced. The announcement for the 2018 edition was made on June 30 by Nigerian comedian, Bovi, and Ghanaian actress, Joselyn Dumas, on Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv respectively. This year’s nominees list see the heavyweights…

Drake (Photo: billboard.com)

Drake features Michael Jackson on new album “Scorpion”

Canadian rapper, Aubrey Drake Graham, popularly known as Drake has released his fifth studio album christened “Scorpion.” The 25-track body of work released June 29 is a double album; one half, rap, lays bare his versatility and the other half show his mellow R&B side. His album also bodies his…